FLOYD Mayweather wants more than just victory inside the ring against a “reckless” Manny Pacquiao.
In an interview with Michigan Live, Mayweather said he wants more than just from protecting his unblemished 47-0 record and bragging rights of ‘Best Fighter in the World’ when he and the Filipino boxing champion meet in Las Vegas on May 2.
“A lot of guys do a lot of things wrong, but they are still successful. So I want to know what (Pacquiao) does right, so I can take that away from him, so I can take that arsenal away from him,” Mayweather said during a break in his Las Vegas training camp.
“What I do, when I'm facing a guy, whatever he does good, I take that away from him, so he has to resort to doing something different," Mayweather added.
The 38-year old fighter from Grand Rapids maintains his megafight against Manny Pacquiao isn’t just about the money anymore. Many observers agree that the fight in the MGM Grand Garden Arena is the most lucrative boxing match in history, with Mayweather bringing home an estimated US$180 million for a night’s work.
"When you're young, you look at everything like you want nice cars, you want jewelry, you want a big house," said Mayweather, who is currently training in Las Vegas.
"But once you've been living like that for so long, it's not really about that anymore. It's about my children, the legacy, them getting the best education. That's what's mainly important to me. I don't worry about the fight because I know what I can do and I know what I bring to the table."
The outspoken Mayweather said he is set to take advantage of the weaknesses he has observed in Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion.
"I want to look very impressive. I'm pretty sure he's going to bring his A-game, and it's all about excitement. I got here somehow, some way. He's a solid competitor, but very reckless, and he makes a lot of mistakes."